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Would you consider the audio edition of Drug of Choice to be better than the print version?
Well, it is if you want to read it on the go. But all of Crichton's books, including these John Lange ones, are page-turners in print. So I wouldn't say better. But the narration is good.
Would you recommend Drug of Choice to your friends? Why or why not?
I would certainly recommend it to Crichton fans. While it's definitely not the best of his John Lange novels, it's quite remarkable how steadfastly his later obsessions were already in place in 1969. You've got the rise of scientific corporations at the expense of science itself and ethics, the transfer of major research from Academic institutions to the private sector, scientists playing God for the sake of corporate greed, and even the use of resort/theme parks as the beneficiary of this science out of control. It's a fun little conspiracy thriller in its own right (albeit with an unsatisfying ending), but of most interest as a sort of blueprint for ideas the author would revisit again and again--especially in Jurassic Park.
What does Christopher Lane bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Lane is a good narrator and successfully creates different voices for different characters. He made some characters, like the artist who runs an all-night boat party, more memorable than they would have been on the page alone.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Sure. And it's short enough that you actually could.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Had to work to stay with it. Twists and turns but lacked his usual excitement.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
If you like medical/tech thrillers, this is for you. It never lets up. And just the right length.
Will be downloading all of the other Crichton/Lange books in months to come.
Well worth it.